Public Safety reporter

The Ames Tribune, Ames, Iowa

Date PostedMarch 13, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Ames Tribune is in search of a talented, energetic and assertive public safety reporter who can expand stories from the arrest and crime reports and turn them into stories that matter to our readers.

Public safety is a broad beat and can include everything from public health and transportation to crime, courts, fires and the weather. It can crossover into government and provide the opportunity to produce content that not only will be read, but can give information to our readers that affects their lives. 

The Ames Tribune is looking for a reporter who can immerse themselves in their beat and build the relationships that are needed to make us the go-to source for our readers. Our goal is to provide stories readers can’t find anywhere else, and make us an essential part of our readers’ daily lives.

We are a leader in online and digital reporting, using social media to expand our reach and enhance the way we tell our stories. Our reporters shoot photos and video, build interactive maps and charts and use alternative storytelling formats to inform our readers.

If you think you’re up to the task, send us a resume and cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate for the job, up to five writing samples, and examples of photo and video work that best showcase your skills to Editor Michael Crumb at A couple of years of experience is preferred, but talented new graduates will be considered. A driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.


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